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Mark Rejhon 09-05-2004 09:01 PM

UPDATED! Blackberry Killer Software & Utilities Thread
 
Free Software

Google Maps Mobile
Wireless Link: www.google.com/gmm
The Official Version! Yes, it now works for BlackBerry. Draggable, scrollable Google Maps on your BlackBerry. Best thing short of actually having GPS. Enough said. If you have problems, alternative unofficial Google Maps viewers can be found at www.freek.ca and www.bblocal.com.
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Berry 411
Wireless Link: www.thebogles.com/berry411.jad
Desktop Link: www.thebogles.com/Berry411.htm
The best White Pages and Yellow Pages search software for the BlackBerry, this also has a built-in bonus of movie showtimes lookup and weather lookup!
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BBToday
Wireless Link: blackberrytools.sourceforge.net/OverTheAir/bbtoday-1.5/BBToday.jad
Desktop Link: sourceforge.net/projects/blackberrytools
A very nice miniature PIM "Today Screen" that displays your appointments, number of missed phone calls, number of waiting new emails, as well as today's weather, as well as your favourite stock quotes.
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BBReply
Wireless Link: blackberrytools.sourceforge.net/OverTheAir/bbreply-1.1/BBReply.jad
Desktop Link: sourceforge.net/projects/blackberrytools
Ever wish you have multiple different editable "Reply-To:" addresses when writing emails on the BlackBerry? This is the solution - you can now have customizable Reply-To: when writing emails on BlackBerry.
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BBLight
Wireless Link: blackberrytools.sourceforge.net/OverTheAir/bblight-1.82/BBLight.jad
Desktop Link: sourceforge.net/projects/blackberrytools
Configures your BlackBerry light to stay always-on when out of holster. Or automatically turns on backlight when you hit a keypress (a problem on older BlackBerry models)! Be warned, this application affects battery life!
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BBWeather
Wireless Link: blackberrytools.sourceforge.net/OverTheAir/bbweather-0.74/BBWeather.jad
Desktop Link: sourceforge.net/projects/blackberrytools
Display weather forecasts on BlackBerry on one button click, much faster than BlackBerry Browser. For entering a new city into this weather forecast application, you need an 8-character city code. (The city code is 4 capital letters followed by 4 numbers. Just grab those codes matching this pattern from inside the URL's when viewing weather forecasts at www.weather.com or www.theweathernetwork.com on your desktop PC, and save the 8 character code into the BBWeather software, and viola.)
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QuickCompose
Wireless Link: www.marky.com/files/bb/QuickCompose.jad
Desktop Link: blackberryforums.com/showthread.php?t=25495
One hotkey access ("C" key) to immediately composing a blank new email message. Requires BlackBerryOS 4.1 or later. This readds the missing Compose icon from earlier BlackBerryOS software, while using the new convenient New Email interface of OS 4.1. Free utility written by Mark Rejhon (based on Ramble's version). To enable hotkeys, turn off "Dial From Home Screen" setting in Phone->Options. (You can press the phone hotkey before dialing, anyway). Hotkeys do not work on 71XX series, so you have to manually launch via icon. However, hotkeys works from PocketDay as an assigned key if you need hotkeys on the 71XX series.
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QuickNote
Wireless Link: www.marky.com/files/bb/QuickNote.jad
Desktop Link: blackberryforums.com/showthread.php?t=25495
One hotkey access ("Q" key) to immediately jotting down notes that is automatically copied to the clipboard. Requires BlackBerryOS 3.6 or later. Free utility written by Mark Rejhon. To enable hotkeys, turn off "Dial From Home Screen" setting in Phone->Options (hotkey does not work on 71XX).
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A List Of Older BlackBerryClub Favourites!

(This was a part of the previous Killer Software Thread)

VeriChat - AIM / ICQ / MSN / Yahoo Instant Messaging on BlackBerry. (trial)
WebMessenger - Another AIM / ICQ / MSN / Yahoo Instant Messenger. (trial)
BlackBerry Free PowerToys - A bunch of great utilities for free.
bbSpell - A great BlackBerry spell checker!
Berry411 - A great 411 app for white/yellow pages, movie showtimes, and driving directions!
Idokorro MobileSSH - MobileSSH / telnet (trial) (OTA)
Idokorro MobileAdmin - Wireless administration (trial)
SonicMobility - Administrate your PC remotely.
Dynoplex eWord and eCell - Word/Excel for Blackberry.
Phonewire Service - Voicemail that automatically converts to text emails
Dictomail Service - Voicemail that automatically converts to text emails
IMBOT Service - Allows you to send emails to a phone number as destination (text-to-voice)
Magmic Games - The best BlackBerry videogames!
Videogames List - RIMROAD list of most popular Blackberry videogames.
BlackChat, a free ICQ client for Blackberries. (download)
jmIRC, a free IRC client midlet that works on Blackberries.
VNC J2ME, a free remote-control program that works on Blackberries.
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Mark Rejhon 09-08-2004 07:09 PM

A wonderful instant messenger, now better than WebMessenger (NEW):
VeriChat for BlackBerry
IM+ Instant Message Software for BlackBerry


A relevant thread is:
Midlets: You can use Nokia/Motorola Java apps on Blackberry!

And also this thread:
RSSReader for BlackBerry (XML Newsfeed reader)

And yet another thread:
MicroSky astronomy viewer

An open source ssh utility (not as full featured as Idokorro MobileSSH):
midpssh

HCTech 09-14-2004 11:20 AM

:D

Don't forget www.hillcast.com to get streaming real-time stock quotes on your Blackberry! You can download a free demo from the website. :D

jennimate 09-28-2004 06:38 AM

I've heard that MobiMate is launching WorldMate for BlackBerry 72XX and 77XX sometime this week - if it is anything like the P900 version it will be great...
www.mobimate.com

ScOObydoo 10-03-2004 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by jennimate
I've heard that MobiMate is launching WorldMate for BlackBerry 72XX and 77XX sometime this week - if it is anything like the P900 version it will be great...
www.mobimate.com

Great is an understatement :)

Having Worldmate Pro on my 7100 or 7230 would be absolutely AWESOME.

I noticed that they already have a J2ME version, so I can only assume that a RIM version is just down the road...

iRoninTMO 10-05-2004 10:16 AM

MobiMate launched it TODAY for Blackberry. 24.95 for a one year subscription.

JesseRPI 10-05-2004 12:32 PM

:(
For some reason when I click on links that other people have created above, those links will always open the BlackBerry portal page rather than the topic the link is really supposed to link to.
:(

Lifestyles 10-27-2004 02:22 PM

MDS or 4.0
 
Does anyone know if Rogers here in Canuckland is supporting os4.0 yet? So, I can do things without MDS?

headtailgrep 10-28-2004 09:50 AM

Yes, with OS 4 public MDS works on the Rogers network.

Other applications worth adding:

Best IRC Client for Blackberry (to date):

http://jmirc.sourceforge.net/

Up and coming 'killer app' - FREE ssh/telnet:

http://www.xk72.com/midpssh/

mdean 10-29-2004 04:25 AM

StreetRacer killer racing game!

http://www.handango.com/PlatformProd...oductId=142883

I have played the demo and I am going to buy the full version.

bbnewbie 01-26-2005 08:40 AM

Two friends of mine have Treo 600s and they swear by a program called Express - news, stocks, weather, 411 lookup, maps, sports, movie tickets, etc etc. Costs them $7/month or $70/year and is way faster than web browsing.

The site says a Blackberry version is due out soon - http://express.handmark.com

dreborn 02-17-2005 09:43 PM

I am a new blackberry owner and really want to get into these great programs. What do people like better: Express or the Berry411?

Thanks!

bbnewbie 02-18-2005 02:25 PM

Express for BlackBerry IS out now, and I'm using the 30-day trial - it's pretty sweet. I haven't used Berry411, but Express has 411 plus all the other stuff, and it seems really fast. Worth a look since there's a free trial.

Has anyone used both to be able to compare Express' 411 with Berry411?

gameBoy 02-27-2005 04:50 PM

Jackpt Bingo
 
pretty good bingo game- if you're into Bingo. I like the fact that i can actually win prizes.

http://www.handango.com/PlatformProd...xtSearch=Bingo

lenemery 02-28-2005 02:42 PM

how do you use the remote control vnc j2me app?
 
does it include a pc side app to access what it installs to the bb?

i'm assuming remote control as in the ppc world where you install something like soti on the pc to control the ppc

dayjayvw 03-15-2005 08:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mdean
StreetRacer killer racing game!

http://www.handango.com/PlatformProd...oductId=142883

I have played the demo and I am going to buy the full version.

That the link is dead, :(

Got a new one?

maverickvergara 03-16-2005 11:44 AM

I am looking at both 411 and express, express looks to have a few more options, but there is a monthly fee. Has anyone tried both to see which is better?

test54 03-16-2005 03:11 PM

i have 411 and bbtoday it seems to do almost everything i need

only thing i would like are some sports scores....

kaos 03-17-2005 03:50 PM

I must be doing something wrong, but I can't seem to get any of those apps to work. No matter what I do, not one of them wants to kill my ex. In total desperation I loaded Idokorro MobileSSH (it sounded the meanest), and threw my 7100v at her, but that only seemed to make her madder. Any ideas?

Mark Rejhon 03-17-2005 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kaos
I must be doing something wrong, but I can't seem to get any of those apps to work. No matter what I do, not one of them wants to kill my ex. In total desperation I loaded Idokorro MobileSSH (it sounded the meanest), and threw my 7100v at her, but that only seemed to make her madder. Any ideas?

Press :alt:+:cap:+:del:+:enter:+:space:+X simultaneously using only your two pinky fingers, while standing on your head. If these keys are missing on the 7100, make sure to find the keys from another BlackBerry, copy and paste the buttons to the bottom of the 7100, before trying again.

Oh wait, no, you can't do that... RIM does not condone this undocumented combination. The same keypress also summons your current country's military to come to the AGPS co-ordinates of your BlackBerry. You've been warned...

(Disclaimer: Just kidding.)


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